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Caterina Laschke

is an Italian/German freelance dance artist and had tertiary training in contemporary dance at Unitec in Auckland and the University of Waikato. Cat is working as a dancer, teacher and choreographer in New Zealand, Germany and London.

Eve Veglio-White

trained at London Contemporary Dance School and worked as a dancer in London with physical theatre company Dante or Die and various other choreographers before coming to New Zealand in search of adventure. She took a break from dancing before finding Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust and is very excited to be working on this unique project.

Harrietanne Embling

is currently in her third year at the University of Waikato studying primary school teaching. Harrietanne has a background in Ballet and Contemporary dance. However she now competes internationally in Ballroom and Latin American and holds 6 New Zealand National Titles.


Stellaris DansTeater is a professional independent dance company based in Hammerfest (Norway) and was established in 1980. The company is the oldest active independent company in dance in Norway, and is probably the world's northernmost in this category.


Mariangi Hare

(Iwi: Tuhoe) recently graduated from Whitireia Performing Arts in Wellington. She has a strong passion for dance and singing and loves to embrace her Māoritanga. 


Kartika Leng

is a costume designer, primarily ‘dance’ focused and studied fashion and pattern making at AIT. After a shift to the Waikato she then worked for a number of years in women’s fashion. Kartika began to explore the art of costume and design with her creations being shown locally in exhibitions and competitions. Kartika has been designing for dance productions within her Raglan community and Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust for a number of years.